December is the month to look at the website statistics and analyse what has been going on during the year. It’s been a year full of news, exhibitions and events at Tate that have impacted on the number of visits to Art & artists. In this section of the website you can explore the artworks in Tate’s collection get lots of inspiration. You can do this in different ways, for example searching for specific terms or browsing by subjects such as art movements, techniques or themes.

We have been looking at what has been the most visited content on the website and found some very interesting facts: within the searches for landscapes Turner’s were the most popular; Pop Art, Pre-Raphaelite and Surrealism  are among the most searched art movements; and there are some lovely topics in the list of the top most searched terms – like ‘animals’, ‘flowers’, ‘music’ and ‘sea’.

What do you think has been the most popular content in the collection this year? How much do you remember of what has been going on at Tate in 2012? 

Take the quiz!

We will post the answers next Friday and if your answers are correct you will be entered into the lottery to win one of five prizes: a signed book Beyond the Page by Quentin Blake or a catalogue from one of this year’s exhibitions, Pre-RaphaelitesYayoi KusamaDamien Hirst and Another London

Pssst…We also noticed that this month there has been an increase in the number of people searching for ‘Christmas’. Have a very lovely one! 

Paul Maze, 'Whitehall in Winter' 1920
Paul Maze
Whitehall in Winter 1920
Oil on canvas
unconfirmed: 610 x 737 mm
Bequeathed by Mrs Jessie Rankin Maze, the artist's widow 2000, accessioned 2001© Estate of Paul Maze